Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7

St.Mary's Episcopal Church of Sparta, NJ welcomes you to join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals! On Sunday October 7th during the 10:30am service.

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, September 2

We’ll have a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, September 2nd during the service—that will be our last day of holding one service at 9 am during the summer.  

Also beginning September 24th, the 10:30 am service on the last Sunday of every month will be a Children’s Service: our youth and children will read the lessons, the Children’s Choir will sing, younger members will usher, and younger acolytes will partner with more experienced acolytes.  


Saturday, April 21

Confirmation is a sacrament whereby a youth affirms for him/herself the vows made by their Godparents at Baptism. It is also available for adults who have never been confirmed or people from other denominations desiring to become fully part of the Episcopal Church.

Easter Sunday & Holy Eucharist

Sunday, April 1

Jesus Christ has Risen today!

Come join St. Mary's and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus!

Our Family Festal Service begins at 10:30am. 

We will also have an in-gathering for our 40 Items and 40 days outreach project.

A reception will follow along with an Easter Egg Hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny

St. Mary's Baseball Day

Saturday, June 16

With the approach of Spring, comes the fresh smell of the new leaves, and the sound of the ball cracking off a baseball bat.

Come enjoy the early days of Summer with your St. Mary's Family at Skylands Stadium as the the Sussex County Miners take on the Ottawa Champions.

Game time is 6:00pm. 

More details to follow... 

Good Friday

Friday, March 30

At the evening liturgy, we follow the ancient three-fold practice for the day of hearing the liturgy of the Word; venerating the cross; and taking communion from the reserve sacrament. 

Good Friday Service

Friday, March 30

On Good Friday we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross to atone for the sins of the world.  

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29

At this service, we blend traditional and contemporary liturgy to commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with foot washing, the Holy Eucharist, and the stripping of the altar. 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14

Join us on Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 pm & 7:30 pm for our Ash Wednesday Liturgy. All are welcome to attend.

The loving message of Ash Wednesday is that yes, indeed, each one of us will die. But as Christians, we live in God’s love and we will die in God’s love. Ash Wednesday reminds us that while our bodies are mortal and finite, the essence of Love at our core—that is one with God—is eternal.

Adult Forum -DASI

Sunday, February 11

On Sunday, February 11th at 9:15 am in Shaffer Hall, a representative from the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI) will present a program about their organization and how we can help support the survivors of such violence. DASI is one of the organizations supported by our Outreach Committee, so please come out to learn more.


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